sie

Anna & John J. Sie Foundation funds $2 million Daniel and Boyce Sher Distinguished Musicians Endowment at CU-Boulder

Dec. 2, 2013

Beginning in fall 2014, these Sher Distinguished Scholars (either undergraduate or graduate students) will be awarded full-ride scholarships to the College of Music based on their demonstrated exceptional ability and potential to excel at a national and international level.

teach for peace

Teaching peace through music: Liz Shropshire to speak at CU Nov. 14

Nov. 5, 2013

Following the brutal ethnic cleansing that ravaged Kosovo in the late 1990s, Liz Shropshire wanted to find a way to help the tens of thousands of children living in refugee camps.

elephant

Elephant gig reviews revives grad student Brett Madsen's interest in orchestral music

Sept. 9, 2013

BOULDER, Colo. — Brett Madsen was deeply interested in music as a high-school student in Florida. It just wasn’t the pop, rock, hip-hop and other genres most of his peers listened to. He was into classical music, from Bach and Beethoven to Mozart and Chopin. And he was very into writing the same kind of thing.

longs peak

VIDEO A little 'rock' music atop 14,255-foot Longs Peak

Sept. 9, 2013

Violinist Jenny Shea, a Colorado native and graduate student at the CU-Boulder College of Music, climbed daunting Longs Peak with her friend, cellist Gal Faganel, professor of cello at the University of Northern Colorado, play a free 'rock' concert on July 22, 2013.

pac 12

VIDEO Pac-12 commercial features College of Music scores, musicians

Sept. 5, 2013

Top: Scored by Dan Brandt, played by violinist Marisa Ishikawa, cellists Megan Knapp and Trevor Minton, and pianist Peter Mathys. Ishikawa and Knapp also appear briefly. Bottom: Scored by Hugh Lobel, played by Ishikawa, Knapp, Minton, and Mathys.

schut

CU-Boulder music graduates bring music education to the heart of Afghanistan

Aug. 12, 2013

Little more than a decade before Joel Schut arrived for a two-month teaching project at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, music was banned in the war-torn central Asian nation. From 1992 to 2001, the ruling Taliban prohibited the playing of music and actively destroyed thousands of instruments. An entire generation of Afghans was not allowed to take part in the act of creating music.

megan

College of Music composers, performers featured in Pac-12 TV commercial

Aug. 5, 2013

When the Colorado Buffaloes catch a breather during Pac-12 network football games this fall — ditto for the basketball team, right into spring — expect to see a top-notch team from the CU-Boulder College of Music step in.

Sher

Daniel & Boyce Sher Colorado Music Scholarship Endowment Fund

June 20, 2013

Under Dan Sher’s visionary leadership, the College of Music has grown to be an internationally-recognized institution and is an important resource to the campus and the community.

sher

Daniel Sher to stop down as dean

May 30, 2013

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell Moore today announced that he has accepted the resignation of Daniel Sher as dean of the College of Music at CU-Boulder effective June 30, 2013. Sher, who will have served in the post for 20 years when he steps down next summer, will return to the College of Music faculty. He was named dean of the College of Music in July of 1993.

music education

Music Education Student Organization Receives National Recognition

March 11, 2013

The students of the pre-professional organization for music education majors at the University of Colorado Boulder have recently been recognized nationally and locally for the quality of their programs and their commitment to providing learning experiences for their members.

Pages